Join us for our 9th Annual Book It 5K
benefiting Books from Birth and The Emmanuel Center
2019 BOOK IT 5K
Saturday, September 21 @ 9:00 a.m.
@ Church of the Holy Communion, 4645 Walnut Grove Road
Food - Games - Face Painting - Balloon Artist - Music - Door Prizes
Sign up today and help make a difference in the lives of Shelby County children and youth.
If you can't be there on race day, sign up as a spirit participant, sponsor a child or make a donation.
All proceeds go to Books from Birth and the Emmanuel Center
Books from Birth, now a program of Porter-Leath, promotes kindergarten readiness for children from birth until age five by providing a new age-appropriate book each month at no cost to the family. Presently, the program boasts more than 47,000 children from across Shelby County. As the local and largest affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and in partnership with the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, Books from Birth creates literacy connections for families. These connections inspire nurturing bonds between caregivers and children and help provide preschoolers the foundation they need for future academic success.
The Emmanuel Center, Inc. was founded in 1989 and serves more than 2,000 individuals each year through programs that include spiritual direction, social service programs, educational enrichment and recreational activities. It provides after school activities for students in kindergarten through high school and it networks with other organizations and ministries to coordinate support programs in the neighborhood. The Emmanuel Center's vision is hope, education and success for all children.
- Julie Fike